CVI Program Unit(s):
Cardiovascular Development / Congenital Heart Disease
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging
CVI Research Description:
Heart valve disease, gene delivery stents, biomaterials, nanotechnology
Dr. Levy's major research interests are heart valve disease, gene delivery stents, biomaterials and nanotechnology.
Heart Valve Disease: Research programs underway concerning the developmental basis for aortic valve disease, mechanistic studies of progression of calcific aortic stenosis, serotonin mechanisms in heart valve disease, and novel biomaterials for heart valve prostheses.
Gene delivery stents are an area of major interest: plasmid or viral vectors configured in sustained release preparations onto vascular stents for site specific vascular gene therapy.
Magnetic intravascular delivery of nanoparticles to treat arterial disease.
- Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1997– present)
- Professor of Pharmacology at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2004– present)
- M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1970)